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Why Eco-Cities Fail

chinadialogue 08/28/15

A new book explores the failed promise of Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai and why so many other ambitious green projects lie abandoned.

Is Uber a Threat to Democracy?

Kemal Dervis
Project Syndicate
08/24/15

Innovative companies like Uber can bring huge increases in efficiency. But they also bring social and regulatory challenges that must be confronted in a way that ensures fairness.

Probing the "Rescue Food/End Hunger" Parable

Kelly Hodgins 08/19/15

Kelly Hodgins questions a pervasive discourse in the food waste and food security worlds that suggests that food waste is the solution for food insecurity in cities.

No Agnostics in the Climate Foxhole

Project Syndicate 08/17/15

Those who claim to be "agnostic" on climate change are rejecting the scientific consensus no less than outright climate change deniers--and this is deeply troubling.

The Creative State

Project Syndicate 08/07/15

Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for rethinking the government's role in promoting innovation.

Bottling the Sun

Steven Charles Cowley
Project Syndicate
08/05/15

Even if world leaders reach an agreement at the UN climate conference in December to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions substantially by 2050, the question of how to meet a booming global population's insatiable appetite for energy in the longer-term will remain. One of the most promising options is nuclear fusion.

Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

Harris Gleckman 07/29/15

Many people in civil society and in governmental circles feel ambivalent about this new global governance approach. Should multi-stakeholders be in charge of "solving" global problems?

Satellites Spot Deforestation in Almost-approved Peruvian National Park

Mongabay.com 07/27/15

A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands of illegal loggers, miners, and coca growers.

Schools Aren't Just Buildings

Stanford Social Innovation Review 07/23/15

Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

Europe's Airpocalypse

Project Syndicate 07/20/15

When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.

Taxing Tobacco

Project Syndicate 07/17/15

Oleg Chestnov & Tim Evans propose a cheap effective strategy to bring about a reduction in smoking.

The Age of Megaprojects

Project Syndicate 07/13/15

Nancy Alexander warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.

A Climate Apollo Program

Gus O’Donnell
Project Syndicate
07/06/15

Gus O'Donnell describes a global initiative to make clean energy competitive with coal within ten years.

Drones for Development

Project Syndicate 07/01/15

J.M. Ledgard & Scott MacMillan on the must-have gadget for remote parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.

U.S. Pioneers Water Saving in Fracking, But China's Nascent Shale Sector Lags

chinadialogue 06/25/15

Some U.S. shale oil producers are recycling water to save costs and to protect resources, methods that may be needed in China if the country experiences a fracking boom.

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